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Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Hohenschwangau castle, is very close to the more famous, Neuschwanstein castle, but is worth a visit. This castle was used by King Ludwig II's parents. The castle is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hohenschwangau castle, is very close to the more famous, Neuschwanstein castle, but is worth a visit. This castle was used by King Ludwig II's parents. The castle is very impressive and even if you don't go in, the horse and cart ride to get there is worth the trip alone. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Guided tour was excellent. On time. The castle is authentic and no restauration. Booked your tour prior visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It would be a shame to miss this castle and only visit its more famous neighbor - 23 euros for both castles. This visit is more pleasant because groups go by 35 instead of 60 and rooms are very bright, magnificent paintings well lit, you can really get a feel for how they lived. Also it is best to start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Hohenschwangau castle, is very close to the more famous, Neuschwantein castle, but is also worth a visit. Both castles, were used by King Ludwig II from Bavaria. The castle is very impressive and even if you don't go in, the horse and cart ride (payable separately) is worth the trip alone. Just make sure to use the toilets at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Schloss Hohenschwangau is the lesser known of the two castles near Füssen, located right across the valley from the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. It has been the summer home of the Wittelsbach family from the time of Maximilian II (Ludwig II's father) to the present day. As a result, it has a much more "lived in" feel than Neuschwanstein (where Ludwig... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is both fortunate and unfortunate that Schloss Hohenshcwangau is located near Schloss Neuschwanstein. People will know about it once they go to Neuschwanstein. But if you have to choose one, choose Neuschwanstein. Hike up to Neuschwanstein, then to Marienbrucke. On the way to Marienbrucke, there is a viewing point where you can see Schloss Hohenschwangau from above. I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The tour was fantastic, the perfect amount of time, and so beautiful. We loved every minute of it! And the time waiting out front is equally beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you're going to spend a day in the castle district is is worth seeing both the infamous Neuschwanstein and the less famous Hohenschwangau, its predecessor. Unfortunately there is no way to see inside without a tour guide and a timed entry, but the tours are quite organized, frequent and offered in all languages. No pictures can be taken inside,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This castle was a great tour. We enjoyed the stories of the family and how they lived. We were in a group of about 10 people and we got to see the original furniture and architecture of the period.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

we enjoyed a lovely carriage ride to the castle. At the top there were breathtaking views of Neuschwanstein. We traveled with our daughters, aged 11 and 13 and they loved seeing the castle! The tour is short and sweet, but you see just enough. I had no idea there were two castles so close. It was Christmas time and snowing... More 

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